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Hillsborough Nursery & Primary School

Believe. Belong. Become.


At Hillsborough, we have developed a Science Curriculum that equips children with the knowledge and skills to support a future in Science. The curriculum aims to:


  • Develop children’s belief in themselves as scientists, by instilling excitement, curiosity and the confidence to question and explore the world around them.
  • Give children opportunities and experiences to develop their critical thinking and understanding of the physical world that they belong to.
  • Ensure children can develop scientific knowledge, conceptual understanding and the skills needed to become successful and passionate scientists.


Science is taught on a weekly basis and topics have been carefully linked to other curriculum topics, where possible, to provide an immersive curriculum.


Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 Curriculum Content


  • Animals including Humans
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Plants
  • Seasonal Changes
  • Materials and States of Matter.


Key Stage 2 Curriculum Content


Learning continues to be developed from Key Stage 1, and new topics are also introduced:


  • Light
  • Forces and Magnets
  • Electricity
  • Sound
  • Earth and Space
  • Rocks
  • Evolution and Inheritance.


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